How to Sell My Home for More Money?

Are you sick of "investors" trying to buy your home for peanuts ??? " Let's get YOU more money!! " Flip your home! No out of pocket cost. Sell for the Highest Price! " How ?!?!?!?!? "  Step 1       We learn...
How to Sell a Home

How to Sell a Home

” It’s very important that first-time home sellers understand what the home sale process entails, what costs are associated with selling a home, and many other important aspects of the home selling process. ”  Many factors influence the value of your home. When it’s...
How to Buy a Home

How to Buy a Home

“Learn the steps necessary to get on the path to owning real estate, and discover some helpful tips and tools along the way!”  Detached Single-Family House No shared walls, floors or ceiling. Exclusive ownership of the land the house sits on (typically)....

Get your Home Ready to Sell Fast

Your home has just one chance to make a great impression with each potential buyer. And it can! The following “tricks of the trade” will help you keep track of what needs to be done. The whole idea is to present a clean, spacious clutter-free home-the kind of place...
San Diego Rents to Rise to HOW MUCH?!

San Diego Rents to Rise to HOW MUCH?!

Image Source: USC Casden Multifamily Forecast via LA Times Sky-high San Diego rents along with rents in other areas of Southern California are only expected to continue to rise in the coming years as new-construction levels struggle to keep up with demand—says the USC...
Real Estate Leverage: There’s Big Money— if you Use It! [VIDEO]

Real Estate Leverage: There’s Big Money— if you Use It! [VIDEO]

January 26, 2016 by Jed Bratt   There is big money in Real Estate.  Especially if you know how to properly utilize LEVERAGE to purchase it. Let me ask you— as widely known as it is that Real Estate has consistently made more millionaires than other investments, do...
Home Buying Decisions—How to Make Them [VIDEO]

Home Buying Decisions—How to Make Them [VIDEO]

March 3, 2016 by Jed Bratt   That’s a start!  You made the first decision—to click on this article. And another one to keep reading…   [SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO] See, decision-making doesn’t have to be so daunting, does it?  Every day and...
The Escrow Process: Timelines for Buying & Selling a Home [VIDEO]

The Escrow Process: Timelines for Buying & Selling a Home [VIDEO]

March 2, 2016 by Jed Bratt Fun fact: Warren Buffet could buy 10,000 homes in one day.  And play 18 holes. Shocker: I’m not Warren Buffet.  (if you are, I’ve been trying to reach you— please call me!)  For the rest of us, there is the traditional timeline...
The Pre-Approval: What Serious Home Buyers Should Know [VIDEO]

The Pre-Approval: What Serious Home Buyers Should Know [VIDEO]

March 8, 2016 by Jed Bratt Are you serious about owning a home, or are you just messing around? One of the most important first steps to take once you’ve decided to purchase a home is to talk with a trusted Loan Officer and get pre-approved.  With a pre-approval in...
6 Reasons the VA Loan Blows Other Loans Away!

6 Reasons the VA Loan Blows Other Loans Away!

6 Reasons the VA Loan Blows Other Loans Away! And Tips on How to Use it… By Jed Bratt | March 7, 2016   In this awesome article, I’m going to share with you 6 reasons why the VA Loan Blows away other loans such as Conventional and FHA Loans!  Be sure to...
Buying a House: The Home Inspection [VIDEO]

Buying a House: The Home Inspection [VIDEO]

January 26, 2016 by Jed Bratt     Just like when buying a car, you’ll most likely want to have an expert take a closer look at that home before shelling out however many hundreds-of-thousands of dollars on it.  This is the home inspection, and...
The VA Appraisal: What VA Loan Home Buyers Should Know [VIDEO]

The VA Appraisal: What VA Loan Home Buyers Should Know [VIDEO]

January 26, 2016 by Jed Bratt So there seems to be some misunderstandings about VA Loans and the supposed “VA Home Inspection.”  Since many of our clients are military, this is something I have to clear up again and again: The VA Appraisal is not a Home Inspection....
Home Buying Tools for Picking your Neighborhood! [VIDEO]

Home Buying Tools for Picking your Neighborhood! [VIDEO]

…And other Helpful Tips   March 8, 2016 by Jed Bratt RELATED: Websites for Analyzing Investment Property   If you’re just getting started in your home search, you’ll want to be familiar with the neighborhood you plan on settling down in.  Something we...
Analyzing Investment Property:  3 Great [FREE] Sites

Analyzing Investment Property: 3 Great [FREE] Sites

3 Great Sites for Analyzing an Investment Property By Jed Bratt    |   February 17th, 2016 RELATED: Home Buyer Tools for Picking your Neighborhood   We are often asked by our clients for recommendations to sites for analyzing whether a particular property would...

Market Report

Get monthly market reports delivered to your inbox. Sign Up for Market Reports Sign Up for Market Reports  × Close San Diego  Coronado Imperial Beach, CA Overview - Last 30 days Median Price Sold $500,000 New $609,000 Active $725,000 Sale-to-List Price 2401% Median...

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Location Refine Search Start Over Min. Price $ Max.Price $ Beds Any 1+ 2+ 3+ 4+ 5+ Baths Any 1+ 2+ 3+ 4+ 5+ Property Type House Condo Lot/Land Multi-Unit Rental Commercial SEARCH × Real Estate IDX Powered by iHomefinder Location Draw on Map View All View All Clear...
VA Loan Eligibility Requirements

VA Loan Eligibility Requirements

VA Loan Eligibility Requirements  (As set forth on VA website) Following are the official Eligibility Requirements for the VA Loan.  If you have any questions or would like clarification on anything related to your eligibility for the VA Loan, feel free to give us a...

Explore San Diego Neighborhoods

Otay Mesa, CA Many of San Diego’s communities and neighborhoods have agriculture to thank for their existence. This is never truer than in Otay Mesa, which began life as an agricultural area in the late nineteenth century. Water was scarce, so growers used dry farming...
25 Places to Take your Dog

25 Places to Take your Dog

San Diego County is one of the country’s dog-friendliest regions. In fact, as long as your pooch is on a leash that isn’t longer than eight feet, he or she is welcome in most of the county’s parks, trails and other outdoor facilities. The county has gone a step...
27 Spots to Catch a Wave

27 Spots to Catch a Wave

In 2012, National Geographic named Encinitas as one of the World’s 20 Best Surf Towns – the only Southern California town to make it onto the list. Sure, the city lures many because it’s home to the legendary Swami’s, but it’s not the only place in and around San...
32 Hiking Trails to Explore

32 Hiking Trails to Explore

With weather like ours, it doesn’t make sense to always get your workout on indoors. If you agree, and yearn to take to the trails in and around San Diego, read on for the definitive list of places to do just that. Borrego Springs 1. Anza Borrego – 200 Palm...
18 San Diego Attractions EVERY Local Should Visit

18 San Diego Attractions EVERY Local Should Visit

Full of amazing attractions, as fun for locals as they are for the tourists, visiting them will make you even more proud to live in San Diego. Here are some of the most popular attractions in our exciting city. 1. BALBOA PARK 1549 El Prado, San Diego SOME M–...

What is a Home Warranty?

Buying or selling your home can be stressful, especially if one of your home’s systems or appliances breaks down unexpectedly. A home warranty covers costly home repairs and replacements due to normal wear and tear. It’s not your homeowner’s...
11 Must-Try Adrenaline Rushes to Experience at Least Once

11 Must-Try Adrenaline Rushes to Experience at Least Once

“It’s ironic how you feel most alive when your heart skips a few beats.”  – KUSHANDWIZDOM Whether it’s bonding with friends and family you seek, or a solo adventure to challenge yourself, there are plenty of thrills to be had in San...
Otay Mesa, CA

Otay Mesa, CA

Many of San Diego’s communities and neighborhoods have agriculture to thank for their existence. This is never truer than in Otay Mesa, which began life as an agricultural area in the late nineteenth century. Water was scarce, so growers used dry farming and water...
Jamul, CA

Jamul, CA

Twenty miles southeast of San Diego, the air smells fresh, clean, and a little like horses. Jamul, with a population just over 6000 people, falls on either side of Highway 94 as it heads towards the border. This unincorporated area is so close to the city, and yet,...

Imperial Beach, CA

Imperial Beach is the most southwesterly city in the United States. As such, real estate in Imperial Beach CA possesses an enviable coastal location. Unlike most Southern California coastal homes, Imperial Beach homes for sale are relatively affordable....
Chula Vista, CA

Chula Vista, CA

It took a World War to raise the once sleepy Chula Vista from its agricultural roots and set it on the path to becoming the San Diego metro area’s second largest city. To be honest, part of the credit for the city’s growth goes to Fred Rohr. This Chula Vista resident...
Downtown San Diego, CA

Downtown San Diego, CA

San Diego is the ninth largest city in the United States, and it has all the culture, arts, restaurants, museums, sports, and parks to prove it. But, it’s hard to notice the size of this metropolis as each area feels like its own village. With an excellent, upgraded...
Coronado, CA

Coronado, CA

Your first experience with the Hotel del Coronado may have been with Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot, but if you want to blend exclusivity with effortless living in Southern California, it shouldn’t be your last. While “Coronado Island” may owe its popularity to...
Bonita, CA

Bonita, CA

Bonita in south San Diego County is nestled among San Diego, Chula Vista and National City. Bonita real estate is well endowed with plenty of outdoor amenities, scope for art activities and many more entertainment options. Entertainment   Love Picnics? Need children...

What is Mello-Roos?

 In 1978 Californians enacted Proposition 13, which limited the ability of local public agencies to increase property taxes based on a property’s assessed value. In 1982, the Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982 (Government Code §53311-53368.3) was created to...
About Us

About Us

Jed Bratt is an 8-year Navy veteran, California real estate broker and an active real estate investor both in California and out-of-state. He has been involved in real estate since he was still on active-duty and has been working with military VA buyers and sellers...

1031 Exchange vs. Capital Gains

1031 Exchange A 1031 exchange is a simple strategy and method for selling one investment property, that’s qualified, and then proceeding with an acquisition of another property (also qualified) within a specific time frame. The logistics and process of selling a...

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49 Farmers Market to Get your Fresh Local Produce

49 Farmers Market to Get your Fresh Local Produce

  America’s Finest City is just that for more reasons than simply our gorgeous beaches and weather!  One of the many reasons we LOVE our city is the ridiculously awesome selection of farmers’ markets all over the county! From the pier-side market down South...
10 San Diego County Bike Paths to Explore this Summer

10 San Diego County Bike Paths to Explore this Summer

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a bicycle and that’s pretty darn close.” -Anyone with a bike. If living in San Diego doesn’t already instill happiness in your heart, aside from consulting with a psychologist, our next-best...
How to Buy a House | The Ultimate Guide [2016 Edition]

How to Buy a House | The Ultimate Guide [2016 Edition]

Author: Jed Bratt  |  Updated: April 4th, 2016   Want to learn How to Buy a House?  You’ve come to the right place. You’ve found the Ultimate Guide to Buying a Home, 2016 Edition. Within this guide, you will not only learn the steps to take to get on the path to...
The Ugly Truth about your Supplemental Tax Bill [VIDEO]

The Ugly Truth about your Supplemental Tax Bill [VIDEO]

February 3, 2016 by Jed Bratt   Well, kind of ugly.  I mean— when have you ever heard of “taxes” being referred to as beautiful?  Exactly. Anyway, it’s a good thing you’re here so you can learn the dirty FACTS about these…(...
Home Buying Basics: Real Estate Disclosures [VIDEO]

Home Buying Basics: Real Estate Disclosures [VIDEO]

March 1, 2016 by Jed Bratt     Some of the most important parts of purchasing real estate as a home buyer are the real estate disclosures! Oh, believe me— I get it.  Real estate disclosures can be a super DRY subject I know, [**yawn**] but if not taken...
Home Buying Contingencies —Explained! [VIDEO]

Home Buying Contingencies —Explained! [VIDEO]

January 28, 2016 by Jed Bratt   Ever watch HGTV? One of their home buying shows? Just like all things TV, they are pretty close to real life… …right? “Oh great!— the buyers submitted an offer and the seller accepted so they get the ‘congratulations,...
VA Home Loans: 5 Reasons they Rock! [VIDEO]

VA Home Loans: 5 Reasons they Rock! [VIDEO]

January 19, 2016 by Jed Bratt   If you have honorably served our country, it’s important for you to know about the benefits you have earned when it comes to buying a home.  As an 8 year Navy Veteran myself, I have obtained multiple VA Home Loans throughout...